Tintin and the Jabberwock

October 26th, 2005 at 9:12 pm by james

My youngest child is having a shouting match with a jabberwock right behind me, which is making it a little difficult to get started tonight. It would, I suppose, be more frustrating to be trying to watch the 14 hours of Tintin on DVD which arrived today, so perhaps this isn’t too bad. Hmmm. No. It is. It’s bad. I think the jabberwock’s winning. Excuse me.

She’s quieter now. Michelle’s popped out to do a spot of late night shopping – antibiotics, lotions for chicken pox, that sort of thing. No sooner had the door closed than Sophie kicked off. I could have imagined it was traffic noise if the monitor hadn’t been glowing red in front of me. Oh dear, now she’s asleep down here. I’m going to have to try the gut-wrenching creep-up-the-stairs-in-the-dark-routine.

It worked! She opened her eyes on the landing but dropped off again while I did my don’t-look-at-me-I’m-just-a-statue-impression. I shall have dinner and then rest my eyes gently in a darkened room.

6 Responses to “Tintin and the Jabberwock”

  1. Ben Says:

    14 hours of Tintin!! Well, my birthday is just around the corner…

  2. gill adlard Says:

    Wait til the Grufallo shows up!

  3. Ben Says:

    what’s the Grufallo?

  4. Gareth Says:

    Hi James
    Happy birthday for the other day. Thanks for the great entertainment! Loved the photo of your “problem eye” a couple of weeks back.
    When are you comming to SA? Its summer now!

  5. Kerry Says:

    Oh, I do love the don’t-look-at-me-I’m-just-a-statue impression. Us parents aren’t all that different, eh? Some just have the gift of the gab.

  6. james Says:

    Thanks Gareth. The Three will be in your kneck of the woods for the first three weeks in Feb. I join them for the last of those then we all go down to Cape Town together for a week.

    Ben, it’s the Gruffalo. Have a look here.

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